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Armed Ohio Man Forces Way into Home, Charged with Aggravated Assault

Digital Reporter- Jeff Bohen

A man armed with two knives, from Cleveland Ohio, forced his way into a Bristol Township residence on July 27.

Jamal Vick, 30, of Cleveland Ohio, was charged with aggravated assault, burgary, criminal trespass, and four counts of misdemeanor reckless endangerment for forcing his way into a residence on Muari Avenue in the Croydon section of Bristol Township.

According to police, the victim called 911 to report someone attempting to force their way into the private home they reside in with three children, armed with two knives. Police could hear the victim speaking to the 911 operator, telling Vick to not “…come near me and my children.”

Police arrived on scene within four minutes locating Vick in the residences living room and placed him into custody officers detailed in court records.

The victim told police, according to court documents, she heard loud pounding on the door and as Vick tried to forcefully enter the residence. The victim attempted to stop the suspect, but was overpowered by him, as he brandished two large kitchen knives

The three children took refuge in a bedroom by locking themselves in, as the victim fled the home waiting for police to arrive, court records show.

Vick was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10 percent of $100,000 bail.

Vick is scheduled to appear in district court on August 7.






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Jeff Bohen
Digital Reporter
Jeff Bohen has been covering news in the Philadelphia region since 2008. First on Temple Student Radio WHIP's "Run Down" Show. He then Interned at WBCB, and was a Patch.com contributor on four different Patch sites. Bohen was/ is the co-founder/creator of LeviittownNow.com helping it become the most popular digital news site in Lower Bucks County.
Bohen is a passionate about educating the public on issues surrounding mental health, as he lives with Bi-Polar Disorder. In his free time, Jeff is a avid sports fan, podcast listener, and metal head whose the best air guitarist/drummer he knows. Bohen is single and has no children.

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